Watch: Federal Response to Rise in Autism Rates

This nearly four-hour program is the C-SPAN video of the government oversight committee on the rise in autism rates in the nation. This meeting was held just days before the American Psychological Association approved the DSM-5, which changes criteria for Autism Spectrum Disorders and eliminates PDD-NOS and Asperger’s Disorder as distinct diagnosable conditions.

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